The Meaning Of Our Tears

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ISBN: 9780978802608
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This is the true story of Charles Davis Lawson and the crimes he committed on Christmas Day, 1919. In addition, it is the story of his brother, Marion Fletcher Lawson, Marion's daughter, Stella, and many of Charlie Lawson's other family members and neigh

White Christmas Bloody Christmas

Author: M. Bruce Jones
Publisher: Upwords Publications
ISBN: 9780962810800
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On Christmas Day, 1929, a mysterious mass murder was carried out in the snowy foothills of N.C. by a church-going tobacco farmer. Charlie Lawson brutally gunned down his wife & 6 children age 4 mo. to 17 years, bludgeoned them, then placed their heads on pillows before taking his own life. There seemed no motive, only two unfinished notes & many unanswered questions. Why was one son spared? Why did the clock stop, precisely recording the time? Why no Christmas gifts in the home? Did Lawson simply go insane? The bloody crime scene became one of the most popular attractions of the Depression era southeast, attracting thousands--the story became legend. After 60 years, the mystery had survived all attempts to explain it. Now, an elderly niece of the murderer has revealed the well-kept secret. More than just a true crime, this is a historic, once-in-a-lifetime story of murder, premonitions, & scandal. A rare opportunity to see a famous mysterious murder explained. Finally, the tombstone's prophecy has been fulfilled..."We have read the meaning of our tears, & now we understand." 10,000 copies already sold.

Monologues For Actors Of Color

Author: Roberta Uno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135859183
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Bat In The Belfry

Author: B. A. Ellis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539351818
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Nearly 100 years before the Boston Strangler - over a decade before England's Jack the Ripper - the world was gripped by news of the Boston Belfry Murderer. The citizens of Boston were under a siege of arsons, assaults, rapes, and murders. During the Great Conflagration of 1872, thirty people lost their lives - while sixty acres of the city were completely destroyed. Over the next few years, a series of crimes would terrorize the city and captivate the world. Witness the story unfold, as told by the actual participants, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges.

Unprepared To Die

Author: Paul Slade
Publisher: Soundcheck Books
ISBN: 099294807X
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The Gory Stories Behind The Murder Ballads Cheerfully vulgar, revelling in gore, and always with an eye on the main chance, murder ballads are tabloid newspapers set to music, carrying word of the latest ‘orrible murders to an insatiable public. Victims are bludgeoned, stabbed or shot in every verse and killers often hanged, but the songs themselves never die. Instead, they mutate – morphing to suit local place names as they criss cross the Atlantic and continue to fascinate each generation’s biggest musical stars. Paul Slade traces this fascinating genre’s history through eight of its greatest songs. Stagger Lee’s “biographers” alone include Duke Ellington, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Dr John, The Clash and Nick Cave. No two tell his story in quite the same way. Covering eight classic murder ballads, including “Knoxville Girl”, “Tom Dooley” and “Frankie & Johnny”, Slade investigates the real-life murder which inspired each song and traces its musical development down the decades. Billy Bragg, The Bad Seeds’ Mick Harvey, Laura Cantrell, Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family and a host of other leading musicians add their own insights.

Murder In The Name Of Love

Author: Jim Freese
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ISBN: 9780692636244
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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression, a young Phil Kennamer, the son of a prominent federal court judge, is lovesick for Virginia Wilcox, the teenage daughter of an oil millionaire. Phil is obsessed and will do anything to win her heart. But she has no interest in him. Phil learns of a plot to kidnap Virginia for ransom. He feels compelled to protect her and her family from harm. He intervenes with an unconventional plan to stop it. But the intervention goes awry. John Gorrell, the conspirator and son of a well known Tulsa physician, is killed in a wealthy neighborhood on Thanksgiving evening in 1934. The murder stuns the city. Phil confesses to the killing but declares it was in self-defense. Days later, Phil's friend, Sidney Born, is dead with a bullet to the head. Was his death a suicide? Or was it Gorrell's gang looking for revenge? Regardless, a key witness has been silenced. And Sidney's death sends the residents into a state of panic. Who will die next? A true story of a forgotten crime that made national headlines, Murder in the Name of Love: The Phil Kennamer Trial is full of intrigue and drama as Phil's attorneys battle to save his life. But will the jury believe that this teenager is a hero or see him as a cold-blooded murderer?

A Child In The Midst

Author: Stella Lawson Boles
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ISBN: 9780978802615
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This book is a match to The Meaning of Our Tears. It is manufactured in the same quality leather-like material with gold imprint on cover and spine. It will be considered a collectible edition.

American Murder Houses

Author: Steve Lehto
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101593016
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There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass—even centuries—but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national—and even global—infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother “forty whacks,” where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation—as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly. Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Shot A Man In Reno

Author: Graeme Thomson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826428576
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Uses interviews with such notables as Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Ice T, and Richard Thompson to explore the celebration of death and destruction through popular music and includes a list of the forty greatest death records of all time.

Murder In The Family

Author: Burl Barer
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786019243
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Describes the brutal sexual assault and murders of Nancy Newman and her two young daughters in Anchorage, Alaska, the investigation into the vicious crime, and the arrest, trial, and conviction of Kirby Anthoney, a troubled twenty-three-year-old drifter and nephew of Nancy's husband. Reissue.